Joseph Francis Pugsley Sr

15 January 1823–2 October 1912 (Age 89)
Putnam, New York, United States

The Life of Joseph Francis

When Joseph Francis Pugsley Sr was born on 15 January 1823, in Putnam, New York, United States, his father, William Pugsley, was 21 and his mother, Abigail Chapman, was 24. He married Margaret Mary Worden on 16 February 1845, in Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Franklin, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Washington Township, Franklin, Nebraska, United States in 1910. He died on 2 October 1912, in Franklin, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Riverton, Franklin, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Francis Pugsley Sr
Margaret Mary Worden
Marriage: 16 February 1845
Gideon L Pugsley
Charles H Pugsley
Joseph Francis Pugsley Jr.
Almira Louisa Pugsley
Margaret E Pugsley

Spouse and Children

16 February 1845
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


    Gideon L Pugsley


    Charles H Pugsley



    Almira Louisa Pugsley



Parents and Siblings


    Abigail Chapman




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1854 · Kansas-Nebraska Act is Passed

Age 31

On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Devon): habitational name from a place so called in Warkleigh, Devon.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Joseph F Pugsley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph F Pugsley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph F Pugsley, "United States Census, 1910"

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